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Conditions in camps near Khartoum miserable for South Sudanese.

Author : Nichola Mandil | Published: Wednesday, July 31, 2013

South Sudanese refugees have said that conditions in the displaced persons camps around Khartoum  are terrible.

One of the administrators of Andolos transit, camp located south of Khartoum, Natali Ngor Ungom, said that says malnutrition is on the rise:

“Recently three people died and we buried them here at Andolos camp,” Natali Ngor said. “Those who died were a man, a woman and a small boy. The causes of most deaths here is malnutrition. People have no food so what can they do?”

South Sudanese stranded in the camp say they are not being given birth and death certificates, because they are considered foreigners in Sudan.

Natali Ngor says that families are not given proper documentation.

“It is not easy to possess death certificates if someone dies, it is only through the committee that oversees the camp to go to authorities to issue death certificate,” she said.

Refugees from South Sudan in and around Khartoum are urging the government of South Sudan and the international community to facilitate their return back home.

The International Organization for Migration estimates that there are about five hundred thousand South Sudanese who are still stranded in Sudan.

 

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